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Research brief: tropics and SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE subtropics were drier in the mid‑Pliocene Warm Period

November 2, 2020 2:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: tropics and SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE subtropics were drier in the mid‑Pliocene Warm Period

New study shows November-to-March precipitation (when rainy season peaks over most of the Southern Hemisphere land mass) was significantly reduced both in the Southern Hemisphere tropics and subtropics due to a weakening of the subtropical convergence zones during the mid-Pliocene Warm Period.

Caroline Ummenhofer. Changes in the width of the Indo-Pacific tropical rain belt from climate model simulations and palaeo proxy records

February 14, 2019 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Caroline Ummenhofer (Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute). Changes in the width of the Indo-Pacific tropical rain belt from climate model simulations and palaeo proxy records. The Indo-Pacific tropical rain belt (TRB) marks the high-rainfall region in the tropics traversed by the seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone. In particular, changes in the position of the northward and southward edges of the TRB can have considerable impacts on natural and human systems across the Indo-Pacific warm pool and adjacent land areas. Using... View Article